Hosts: Sorry We Told Kelly Clarkson to Lay Off Pizza

Mike Gallagher, Chris Wallace apologize
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 6, 2015 10:58 AM CDT
American singer and songwriter Kelly Clarkson poses for a portrait in promotion of her album "Piece by Piece" at the Sony Club on March 4, 2015, in New York.   (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – A conservative radio host and a Fox News anchor are eating their words about how much Kelly Clarkson should eat. On Friday's The Mike Gallagher Show, host Gallagher and his guest, Fox's Chris Wallace, were talking about the issue of "fat shaming" when Gallagher asked Wallace, "Have you seen Kelly Clarkson? ... Holy cow, did she blow up," Mediaite reports. Wallace responded, "She has a lovely voice," then paused and added, "She could lay off the deep dish pizza for awhile." Now both have apologized, USA Today reports.

"I sincerely apologize to Kelly Clarkson for my offensive comment. I admire her remarkable talent and that should have been the focus of any discussion about her," Wallace says in a statement. And Gallagher wrote online Saturday: "Tubby Mike is the last person in the world who should bring up anyone's weight. I couldn't possibly feel any worse than I do for making an observation that led to the conclusion that I 'fat-shamed' this talented and classy entertainer. It was a really stupid thing for me to do." (Clarkson, who had a baby in June, definitely does not care what people say about her.)

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